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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

French Jobs Rising

PARIS -- The French unemployment rate fell to 11 percent in October, down from 11.1 percent in September, the Labor Ministry said Tuesday.

The improvement in the labor market was especially felt among the young, particularly males, the ministry said in a statement.

Unemployment has been falling since mid-1998, when it stood at 11.8 percent. The latest figures were encouraging for the Socialist government, which has made fighting joblessness a priority.